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NACo Hosting Webinar on Federal Opioid Package

The National Association of Counties (NACo) will hold a webinar on Friday, October 19, at 10:30 am PT to discuss the recent House and Senate-passed opioid legislative package. During the webinar, participants will discuss how this legislation could support local efforts to combat addiction in our communities and to preview next steps for opioid legislation in Congress and the administration. To register for the webinar, click here.

 Following months of deliberation, the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate reached agreement on a comprehensive opioid legislative package, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6). Congress’ approval of the sweeping opioid bill comes two weeks after the House and Senate began conference committee negotiations to iron out differences between the two chambers’ separate opioid bills. The Senate’s approval of the final legislative agreement on October 3 follows the House’s approval of the same package on September 28. The bill now moves to the president for his signature. To help county officials understand this legislation, NACo has created a legislative analysis of the two bills, outlining major provisions that could impact counties if enacted.

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